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  • Board accepts superintendent’s resignation

    The Carroll School Board voted 5-0 Friday afternoon to accept the resignation of Kevin Lein, who has served as Carroll Community School District superintendent since just July 1.

  • School board refuses to identify who is resigning

    Carroll Community school board members are set to vote today in a special meeting to accept an employee’s resignation — which comes after nearly 10 hours of closed-door talks in the past month about their superintendent’s “professional competency” — but they have refused repeated requests to publicly identify the employee, even though such letters of resignation are a public record.

  • Carroll DMACC plans launch of computer software academy

    A new computer language program is being developed at Carroll’s Des Moines Area Community College with an eye toward helping to populate a growing software company’s new branch in Jefferson — and potentially luring that business, Pillar Technology, to Carroll with a location here as well.

  • Learning to grow green

    Working together, middle school students used a 3D design system to create virtual organic gardens where they grew different vegetables, plants or other sustainable items that one day could be seen growing at Swan Lake in Carroll.


    As students slipped black goggles over their eyes and found the controls, they slipped out of reality and into a virtual universe.

  • What the people say

    For one night, a group of Carroll-area residents and students teamed up to problem-solve.

  • Kuemper surpasses $5M fundraising mark

    Members and supporters of the Kuemper Catholic School System gathered together to celebrate school pride, success and unity during the biennial fall appreciation social sponsored by the Kuemper Foundation Board of Directors Thursday evening.

  • Area acting students take in NYC

    When a group of Carroll-area acting students tumbled on the scene in New York City this summer, they discovered bright lights, theater all around — and one man direly predicting the end of the world.

  • Finding comfort in the little things

    When Mark Skillen was 6 years old, a social worker gave him the book “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”


    As Tawnya Heinrichs stalked a 220-pound black bear from a nearby tree, she waited until the perfect second before she extended her arm and launched the arrow.

  • Mary Fuhs accepts new teaching position at East Sac

    After teaching all over Iowa, Mary Fuhs is ready to return to her family and be back at a familiar school.

  • For CHS grads, a step back before moving on

    Carroll High School seniors took a break from their graduation practice last Friday morning to retrace their education journey.

  • Kuemper students share final afternoon with ‘care buddies’

    Kuemper Catholic Middle School students filled rooms and tables, crowding around their buddies for what might be the last time.

  • Carroll Community School Board members approved a $29,986 bid from the scoreboard installation company MediaQuest Signs Monday night at a school board meeting.

  • How not-so-ordinary superheroes lead ordinary lives

    Between fighting villains, solving crime and saving the universe, superheroes also have to tackle day-to-day tasks like paying off credit-card debt, picking up dry cleaning, buying food, attending therapy and paying taxes.

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